Read About Our Students | Arts and Science ONLINE
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different work schedules. Fifty-six point six percent work full time; twelve point six percent work part-time; four point six percent are self-employed; nine point nine percent are full-time students; and two percent are retired.
Who takes online courses? Seventy-eight percent female; twenty percent male; two percent other. Thirty-three percent live with children.
Why our students choose to learn online vs. on campus. Reasons include the following (from biggest to smallest): work schedule; family responsibilities; preference for online learning environment; distance to campus; and health reasons.
Why online students chose Queen's. Reasons include (from biggest to smallest): Queen's quality reputation; course and program availability; flexibility and course format; employer pays to further education; Canadian and local institution.
Statistics showing the percentage of people with different educational backgrounds. Forty-eight percent have a college diploma or trade, technical, vocational training; twenty-one percent have some college credit with no degree; eleven percent have a Bachelor's Degree; ten percent have high school or equivalent; six percent have a Master's Degree; three percent have a Professional Degree; one percent have some high school with no diploma and less than one percent have a Doctorate Degree or no schooling.
Why Arts and Science Online students are continuing their education. Twenty-six percent are finishing or updrading their degrees; seventeen percent are taking courses out of interest; eighteen percent are advancing their current job; thirty-six percent are supporting a career change; and two percent are completing their pre-requisites.
Chart of Queen's Arts and Science Online student ages. The average age for Arts and Science Online students is thirty-three years old.

Read About Our Students

Degree pursued: Earned BA Global Development Studies, 2018

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I knew online learning would allow me to continue working my job and save money at the same time. It has allowed me to study from the comfort of my own home without having to...
Annic Lavertu Queen's online student
Courses taken: FILM 260: Digital Media theory and trends

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I was just short of one class to finish my degree in Graphic Design, I completed it, to set an example for my kids.
David Laflamme
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

I was surprised that the online forums and discussions were exciting and challenged me to express myself objectively and in a professional academic manner. Being online,...
Brittany Lovelock
Courses taken: FILM 240, 260, FREN P16, P17, MUSC 171, PHAR 100, WRIT 125. SOC 122A and SOC 122N

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I decided to pursue my online learning as I want to advance my career here at Queen’s and having an education would be beneficial for my advancement. Online courses help me...
Queen's online student Mark on motorcycle
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (History)

What surprised you the most about online learning?

Queens online experience is professional, secure and exciting.
Nur Kanaan
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Take a moment to introduce yourself – what you do/where you live/family/how long have you been working, etc.?

It’s a bit complicated, but I’m an American citizen who was born and, for the most part, raised in Saudi Arabia....
Online student with puppy
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

I was searching for an Indigenous studies program in Ontario. I really liked what Queen’s had to offer.
Holly Picard - online student - with her kids
Courses taken: HIST260

How did you hear about Queen’s online options, and what made you choose Queen’s?

One of my colleagues mentioned that as she was pursuing her degree completion from the Royal Military College of Canada, that she did a double...
Courses taken: PHAR 100, PHGY 170, PHAR 270, BCHM 270, MICR 270

What surprised you the most about online learning?

What surprised me is the convenience it gave me as a mature student. I don't have to be in a classroom to learn and all is done online.
Tammy Flores - Queen's BA student online
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Global Development Studies)
Courses taken: A Writing course, Devs 100 and Econ 112 so far.

How did you find your first online course/learning experience?

Exciting. I felt like a teenager again. I had been writing for a small community paper and found the writing course enhanced how I produced a piece of writing....
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What advice would you give to someone starting an online degree?

Try to get into a routine early on into the term. It is easy to get distracted during everyday life and forget to complete a task for your course. Most...
Queen's Online student James Hazlett
Degree pursued: Interest student, Applying into Hon. BSci economics

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I have an OSSD now, but not when I applied I just had a few 4U math courses. I saw online learning as a safe and simple side route to becoming a mathematics student.
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What are your hopes/dreams/ambitions after your courses/program?

I hope to apply to medical school when I have the required credits.
Queen's online student Erica Gough leaning against a wall with textbooks
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

What made you decide to pursue online learning?

I decided to pursue online learning for a couple of reasons, the first being that going back to school after having been graduated for 2 years was very daunting. Something...
student Donovan Gopaul playing guitare
Degree pursued: Religious Studies

Take a moment to introduce yourself

I'm a long-time musician/producer from Toronto who decided to settle in Kingston and buy a home with my wife.
Nathalie Trudel
Degree pursued: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

How did you hear about Queen's online options, and what made you choose Queen's?

I searched for a few years about my online options, when Queen's finally appeared, what they offered appealed to me.